Nestlé Waters Announces Commitment to Support NPCA’s Work to Preserve National Parks around the Country
GREENWICH, Conn. (May 3, 2010) - Nestlé Waters North America Inc., on behalf of its six regional spring water brands, Arrowhead®, Deer Park®, Ice Mountain®, Ozarka®, Poland Spring® and Zephyrhills®, today announced its 2010 partnership with the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA). Nestlé Waters’ Regional Spring Water brands are the exclusive bottled water brand sponsors of NPCA and will work with the organization to support its mission to protect and enhance America’s national parks for present and future generations. Nestlé Waters will also offer a Facebook Cause promotion, which will directly benefit NPCA to further its mission.
“We are proud to support the mission of the National Parks Conservation Association,” said Angela Barile, Group Marketing Manager, Nestlé Waters’ Regional Spring Water brands. “Our organizations share a common mission to preserve nature’s treasures, and are committed to doing this for the good of us all - yesterday, today and tomorrow, and partnering with NPCA makes good social and business sense.”
One key goal of NPCA is to ensure that America's national parks are fully funded and restored by 2016, the centennial anniversary of the National Park Service. To support NPCA’s work to preserve the parks, Nestlé Waters North America will donate $600,000 to the organization. Additionally, Nestlé Waters’ Regional Spring Water brands will support NPCA’s work at select national park sites across the country with specific restoration needs, including some or all of the following: trail maintenance and building, removal of non-native, invasive plants and planting of native species, wetland restoration, and general park maintenance.
“As the only nonprofit membership organization dedicated solely to preserving and enhancing national parks, we are pleased to be working with Nestlé Waters in support of the national parks,” said Tom Kiernan, President, National Parks Conservation Association. “Nestlé Waters has emerged as an ideal partner as we’ve learned more about the Regional Spring Water brands’ dedication to environmental stewardship, and its desire to help us protect and preserve national parks sites across the country.”
The partnership will be communicated at retail locations on select packages of Nestlé Waters’ Regional Spring Water brands from May 2010 to July 2010, and through advertising, public relations, and online marketing.
A Facebook Cause promotion through which the brand will donate up to an additional $40,000 to support NPCA's work to preserve national parks in the western region of the United States. To get involved, visit the Arrowhead Facebook page.
To learn more, go to the Nestlé Waters Regional Spring Water brand Web site in your region: www.arrowheadwater.com/, www.icemountain.com/ , www.deerparkwater.com/, www.ozarkawater.com/, www.polandspring.com/, www.zephyrhillswater.com/.
About the National Parks Conservation Association
Since 1919, the nonpartisan National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) has been the leading voice of the American people in protecting our national parks. With 325,000 members and supporters, NPCA is the largest independent, membership organization dedicated to protecting the natural, cultural, and historic treasures of our National Park System. Our mission is to protect and enhance our national parks today for our children and grandchildren tomorrow. To learn more visit www.npca.org
About Nestlé Waters North America
Central to the leadership of Nestlé Waters North America Inc. is its 32-year experience and single-focus on producing bottled water products. The company’s dedication to product quality, manufacturing expertise, low-cost production, employee development and environmental stewardship, especially in the areas of water use, energy and packaging, has led Nestlé Waters to the number one bottled water position in the U.S. Simply said, to reach success the company follows its credo: Respect for each other, respect for the environment and respect for the community.